Make sure that you have the django-mongoblog/mongoblog directory on your PYTHONPATH. Then add the application to your INSTALLED_APPS:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'mongoblog', )
and to your urls.py:
urlpatterns = patterns('', ... url(r'^blog/', include('mongoblog.urls')), ... )
The connection is currently made in mongoblog.views to support testing for mongodb using the testrunner shipped with this app. To use the testrunner, install the django-mongorunner, change your settings.py and add:
TEST_RUNNER = 'mongorunner.TestRunner'
The following settings are available for the database connection.
MONGOBLOG_DATABASE_NAME MONGOBLOG_DATABASE_USERNAME MONGOBLOG_DATABASE_PASSWORD MONGOBLOG_DATABASE_HOST MONGOBLOG_DATABASE_PORT
- Django-1.2-beta-1 (should work with earlier versions without the use of the testrunner)
Check mongoblog/views.py and the templates for example usage. To add posts to your mongo-database, simple run the Django interactive shell:
python manage.py shell
and use the following to add a test Entry.
from mongoblog.models import Entry # status is needed to make the post show up on the blog, otherwise it will default to a draft which will not be visible Entry(title='Hello world!', body='This is a test entry!', status=Entry.STATUS_PUBLIC).save()
The connection could be moved from the view to settings.py. The reason it's located in views.py is to make the test-suite work with the testrunner that is creating a temporary database. Putting the connection in settings.py will override the testrunners attempt to create and use the test-database. If you don't need to run any tests, feel free to move it if you feel like it.